Spring 2022 Graduate Student Orientation Scheduled for January 14

Welcome to Kent State University!

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is held prior to the start of fall and spring semesters for all new graduate students. 

GSO provides an opportunity to learn about university resources and network with other new graduate students, along with representatives of Kent State's faculty, staff and administration.

Spring 2022 GSO is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 14 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for all new graduate students. 

Thank you for registering for Graduate Student Orientation (GSO). This program has been moved to a fully virtual program on Friday, January 14 as opposed to the hybrid program we were originally planning for with in person and virtual sessions. Presentations will be hosted virtually in Microsoft Teams from 12:00-4:00 p.m. and a trivia social will be hosted in Teams from 4:00-5:00 p.m. See the schedule of presentations and find links to join all the sessions in this document.

As a student registered for GSO you also have access to a GSO course in Canvas, which provides modules to orient you to university resources around Information Technology; Research and Library Resources; Funding your Graduate Education; Health and Wellness; Graduate Student Life and Involvement; Student Support Services, Expectations for Graduate Students; and Resources for Teaching Assistants. We recommend reviewing these modules and the checklist before your start your classes for Spring 2022.

12 - 1:00 p.m.: Resource Presentations 
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Breakout Session I 
2:10 - 2:55 p.m.: Breakout Session II 
3:05 - 3:50 p.m.: Breakout Session III 
4 - 5:00 p.m.: Trivia Social

Review the schedule and breakout sessions offerings.

Unable to join GSO live? Watch recordings of the sessions and download Powerpoint slides with this document.

Download a checklist of things to do before starting your Spring 2022 graduate classes.

Questions about GSO can be directed to Kyle Reynolds at kreynol3@kent.edu.